Why I HATE the term "capture" for taking a photo...

Started Apr 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
bosjohn21 Forum Pro • Posts: 20,177
Re: Why I HATE the term "capture" for taking a photo...

rattymouse wrote:

looper1234 wrote:

I am pretty sure the word "capture" here means the capture of light; used in context, it means "to obtain", not the trapping of animals

I can't seem to find a replacement word that would serve its purpose any better than itself.

A photographic capture means to "capture the moment".

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9 years of Fujifilm camera usage, ended by rampant fanboyism.

who says. in the old days we called it an exposure same animal. As I hypothisised in a previous post I belive the use of capture here comes to us from the computere side of digital as in screen capture. In any even the term most certainly refers to the sensor capturing an image from the light falling on it.


this is from the Merriam Webster site see the definitions especially D

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